Are there 45 Mozart symphonies? Is he writing any more?
That’s how they count them in Denmark. We’re stuck here on 41. Read on…
ADAM FISCHER AND HIS DANISH ORCHESTRA PRESENT EXCLUSIVE MOZART BOX SET
|For seven years, the Austro-Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer has been working with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, performing and recording the symphonies of W.A. Mozart in Copenhagen. This autumn, the project concludes with the release of a new CD box set of all 12 CDs with 45 symphonies, including eight unnumbered works from the composer’s youth. Fischer and his Danish players will bring the new box set to their concerts at the Wiener Konzerthaus and will celebrate the release with a reception on 15 October prior to two concerts on 16 and 17 October.
Time and space for marvellous Mozart
Since 1998 Adam Fischer has been the chief conductor of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra’s calm Scandinavian pace of life has given the famous conductor a necessary counterbalance to his busy concert and touring schedule around the world: in Copenhagen Fischer is able to work in depth, which remains a high priority for the conductor. The combination of Adam Fischer and the 42 Danish musicians means time and space to think, to develop powerful ideas and to focus on even the smallest details of the music.
|A “Danish” MozartIn the Nordic countries, Mozart has always been part of good taste, and in Denmark in particular the nurturing of the classical concert repertoire has proud traditions. In 1811, the composer’s widow Constanze Mozart reported from Copenhagen: “Mozart’s works are nowhere better performed than in this capital, when it comes to the orchestra.” Mrs. Mozart was speaking of the Royal Danish Orchestra, which was the capital’s only symphony orchestra at the time. Today, however, there is no doubt that the Danish National Chamber Orchestra – founded in 1937 – has been re-defining itself over recent decades and has developed into one of Europe’s leading ensembles for the Viennese repertoire.